South Street to preview exciting new theatre ahead of runs at Edinburgh Fringe.

South Street new Theatre

Reading’s South Street Arts Centre is putting on three very special preview performances from leading UK theatre makers who are premiering new shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in August.

They are….











Wednesday 22nd July, 8pm

Victoria Melody – Hair Peace

Tickets £10.20, £9.20 concessions


Tuesday 28th July, 8pm

Little Bulb – Wail

Tickets £10, £8 concessions


Thursday 30th July, 8pm

None Of Us is Yet a Robot – Rituals For Change

Tickets £10, £8 concessions


Victoria Melody has established herself as a firm favourite with audiences and critics with previous shows Northern Soul & Major Tom (both performed at South Street). Her brand new show takes a look at Hair Extensions. Freaked out by wearing somebody else’s hair she sets out on an adventure to find out just whose hair it was. Victoria takes her audience on a serendipitous journey around the world. There is a real life baddie, a Bollywood financier, a Celebrity Big Brother contestant, forensic crime scene investigations and hair, lots of hair. Sacks of it.


Little Bulb Theatre are an award winning, national touring company who combine innovative character work, beautiful imagery and exciting homemade music. They have performed at the National Theatre and created their hugely acclaimed version of Orpheus for Battersea Arts Centre. New show Wail is a playful work-in-progress which takes inspiration from scientific research into the song patterns of humpback whales and explores the mysteries and motivations behind both human and animal song in a cabaret-style performance.


None Of Us is Yet a Robot is the performance project of Emma Frankland, whose previous acclaimed work includes the Fringe First winning Paperweight and a version of Don Quijote that played as part of SITELINES here in Reading. Using projection, conversation and visual art, brand new piece Rituals for Change explores a gender transition and the fluid notion of change.


South Street Arts Centre is run by Reading Borough Council and was recently voted Independent Venue of the Year by Alt-Reading. It has been running a professional programme of performing arts since 1989 and has a national reputation.


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South Street Arts Centre
21 South Street



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